Fascias & Soffits

When it comes to maintaining the aesthetic appeal of traditional timber fascias and soffits, a considerable amount of effort is required. If left unattended, these elements can deteriorate, rot, and splinter over time, losing their ability to effectively shield your home from the elements. For a resilient and long-lasting solution, consider uPVC fascias and soffits, which serve as ideal alternatives.

With an extensive array of sizes and styles available, ranging from smooth plain finishes to textured wood effects, our collection of high-quality uPVC fascias and soffits offers easy installation and minimal maintenance. These uPVC alternatives do not demand costly or time-consuming treatments to withstand weather conditions, making them a durable choice in place of traditional timber.

Discover our Wide Range of Soffits and Fascias

At SBS, we present a diverse selection of fascia capping and full replacement boards, catering to a variety of sizes, including 9mm, 16mm, and our jumbo 22mm board. This ensures that you can find a fascia board that perfectly matches your home's requirements.

Our uPVC soffit range encompasses general-purpose boards, hollow soffit boards, and pre-vented soffits. No matter your desired finish, we have the solutions to help you achieve it.

Rest assured, all our soffit and fascia options come with substantial guarantees, offering the reassurance that you are investing in a high-quality product from a reputable and knowledgeable company.

Visit your local SBS branch today to engage with our expert and friendly team, who can assist you in fulfilling your fascia and soffit needs.

Fascia and Soffit Questions and Answers

What Constitutes a Fascia Board? What Defines a Soffit Board?

A uPVC fascia board is a lengthy, straight board positioned along the roof's lower edge, where it meets the outer walls of the house. It provides support for the bottom row of roof tiles, safeguards the roof rafters, and carries the guttering. On the other hand, a uPVC soffit is a flat board concealed beneath the fascia board, covering the roof overhang and protecting the exposed roof section between the external wall and the fascia.

How to Choose the Right Fascia Colour for Your Home?

Selecting the appropriate colour for uPVC fascias and soffits is essential due to their longevity and enduring appearance. By taking a comprehensive look at your home, consider factors like brick colour, window frames, and door frames and then opt for a colour that complements these features. If you are uncertain you can consult one of our local experts who can guide you in making the right choice.

What's the Process for Installing Fascias?

Proper framing and preparation are pivotal whether you're replacing existing fascias or installing uPVC fascias in a new build. Maintain rafter spacing within 600mm, employ soffit bearers, and use gable ladders to ensure proper fixing for the fascia board. Subsequently, begin the installation by fitting soffit boards. Select the appropriate height for the Jumbo board, then attach the fascia to each rafter end.

How to Measure for Fascias and Soffit Boards?

For linear measurements, utilize a tape at ground level to calculate total meterage, aiding in determining the required number of boards and efficient utilization of off-cuts. Measuring gable ends and bargeboards, situated on the roof's incline, can be more intricate. Seek guidance from a professional to ensure accurate measurements, particularly when dealing with joints and corners. Consider various trim lengths, accounting for single-ended (300mm) and double-ended (500mm) joints, while accounting for soffit widths and depths.

Difference Between Full Replacement Boards and Capping Boards?

Full replacement (16mm -20mm thick) requires the removal of all existing timber boards before fixing the replacement board to the structurally sound rafter ends or suitable packers fixed to the sides of them. Refurbishment or capping boards should be fixed to good quality, existing timber boards or newly introduced backing boards (min 12mm marine ply). Never cover over rotten timber - cut out any suspect areas and replace with treated timber or replace the full length with a ply backing board.

Varieties of Soffit Boards?

Mainly, there are two types of uPVC soffit boards: plain and woodgrain. Plain uPVC soffit boards come in general-purpose, hollow, and vented options, available in traditional white, black, or contemporary anthracite grey. Woodgrain uPVC soffit boards imitate real timber and are offered as general-purpose, hollow, and vented variants, with tones ranging from natural browns to modern greys. Whether plain or woodgrain, SBS offers uPVC soffit boards that seamlessly match your home's style.

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